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Gender and Realism in Plays and Performances by Women

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Leslie Crawford Hurley

Gender and Realism in Plays and Performances by Women addresses gender issues and the «creating» of gender in contemporary theatre (1970s-1990s) by British and American women. This book’s foci are the biological-essentialism vision of the gender category, Woman, as well as the deconstruction of gender as presented in plays and performance art by women. Artists discussed include Beth Henley, Sarah Daniels, Pam Gems, Jane Chambers, Peggy Shaw, and Holly Hughes.